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Posted: Sep 7th 2011 1:52AM aaradun said

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@Mtor To be honest delaying the beta is good, it will allow the european to beta test the latest or close to latest build. I would think that's a good thing as it would mean that it's probably less buggy too.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2011 1:28AM jslim419 said

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27 gigs for starters.... wowzers.. world of warcraft is at 33 gigs after three expansions. my mouth is starting to water just thinking of all of that content.

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 6:19AM bobfish said

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@jslim419

Most of that is audio files for the voice overs.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2011 1:56AM Amusednow said

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Do they not know about compression or something that it's 27-38 gigs of data? What are they doing shipping w/ 320khz 96b audio files for some clarity standard for themselves or something? Or is it a case of slapping lipstick on a pig to make it look better, in this case sound better, as the actual game is lacking they'll make up for it by having you sit through hours and hours of audio?
that's the one thing SOE got right with the beta of Galaxies at the time, they sent out install discs for testers, Bio/EA doing the same or you in general SOL? and hope it's not through a torrent distribution so you can enjoy those 5k d/l speeds from insufficient seeds.

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 2:29AM (Unverified) said

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Failed already. What a reliev, now i can concentrate mock fanboys ^^

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 2:29AM Verus said

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The large size for europe is the extra spoken language files obviously. The US version should not take up much more space than wow does.

As for delay this has nothing to do with game release it has to do with european beta only so something to do with the extra languages would be my guess. Should be fixed long before launch.

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 2:59AM alinos said

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I still don't get why game company's can't say right here's the game.

Now choose your language files.

no you need to download french, german and english :D

also curious why people have to download another 27GB client. Surely you have a patching system in place by now :(

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 4:19AM (Unverified) said

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38 Giga LOL.

80% of which are the pre recorded voices of NPC's.

How exciting....

If they don't make it before Dec 15th, they are screwed...

The next WOW expansion with en estimated 4.5 million copies sold in the first week ... in the west is going to launch 2nd Q 2012.

WAR's launching nightmare (8 weeks before Wotlk) is becoming reality.



Posted: Sep 7th 2011 4:26AM (Unverified) said

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And it's even single server gameplay. Have fun waiting for those Bg's and dungeons to spawn after 8 weeks on single server gameplay. 3 hours waiting will be peanuts.

Suddenly Bioware realises a game of this voice over magnitude ... needs gameplay AND technical on line support too !

It shows they thought an MMO is simply using Dragon Age technology.

Train wreck from the very start I guess.

It could be the biggest dud ever.

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 4:46AM dudes said

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Or "WoW's still too strong in the EU. Help, help eek delay the testing, peons."

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 4:53AM Kark said

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Again we in the EU get the boot. Ty.Dont care anymore.

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 5:59AM (Unverified) said

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maybe its just me but now im bored to death of tor. i didnt get a beta weekend invite and i wasnt heartbroken. and heres a hint...speak english :)

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 8:55AM MMOaddict said

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I don't see why they just don't send the invites anyway but not allow downloading of the client until the new build is pushed. This way at least they will know if they got an invite and can plan accordingly. I know I would be happier knowing I was in the beta test and just had to wait on the proper client. Instead of watching my email from day to day wondering if I I'm in at all.

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 9:05AM SolitudeZero said

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All the EU players will do is devour the content b/c MMOs are "srsbznz" and require sponsorship's to play and get World firsts.

TBC
Kael'thas Nihilum EU
Archimonde - Nihilum EU
Illidan - Nihilum EU
Kil'jaeden - SK Gaming EU
WotLK
Kel'Thuzad - Ensidia EU
Sartharion - Ensidia EU
Malygos - Ensidia EU
Yogg-Saron - Ensidia EU
Algalon - Ensidia EU
Cata
Can't find any links here, but Paragon EU has claimed most of the World firsts here.

In hindsight, maybe EU would be the best to get to beta first. They seem to have copious amounts of free time to be the best in a damn video game.

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 9:07AM SolitudeZero said

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@SolitudeZero

The World first Lich King kills were from EU guilds as well, both the "Official" kill and the exploited kill.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2011 11:44AM bobfish said

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@SolitudeZero

Germans are efficient. I quite liked it in LOTRO, when the EU's did a world first the NA players just pretended it never happened and claimed the first themselves :)
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Posted: Sep 7th 2011 10:48AM heerobya said

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TOR launch will not be flawless and perfect. No launch is.

Even Rift, one of the best launches I have ever seen in my 12+ years of MMO gaming, had mad and I mean crazy mad long queues to log in. Hours.

But will it be good? Will it be good enough? I think so. It's Bioware - I know it's becoming cliche, but I do trust Bioware immensely.

As for EU, their logic/explanation makes sense. Sucks for you guys, still waiting for my weekend invite here in the good 'ole US of A.

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 11:29AM Lenn said

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@Ren54 They've already said "no open beta".

But then again, they've said so many things.
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Posted: Sep 7th 2011 11:26AM cyb3rpunk75 said

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I don't understand why people love Bioware so much. The stories they are famed for aren't any better than lame, Mary Sue fan fiction. This game is no different, filled with shallow, uninteresting, unoriginal stories full of cheese whiz, written for children. It's a linear, thinly disguised grind-fest. The light and dark choices have no real consequence, and the game has absolutely zero depth. The only thing to do is listen to cheesy dialogue and grind from point A to point B. I foresee the release of this game will see much disappointment from intelligent adults who are still holding on to their childhood Star Wars fantasies. This is not the game I'm looking for. I'll just move along.

Posted: Sep 7th 2011 1:03PM wookiehole said

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@cyb3rpunk75

good, I for one enjoy the game and am glad that i pre ordered it. Found the storylines extremely enjoyable, and gameplay fun. Being a former subscriber to WoW, am happy that the game is familiar in terms of gameplay. so many people are expecting the Second coming of Christ when it comes to this game...its not. Expect a more refined WoW, with in my opinion a much better setting, and you will be pleased with the outcome.
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